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The Vacancy

Inclusiveness and Diversity

At Fieldfisher we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, motivated and able to be themselves. Our Inclusiveness and Diversity ("I&D") Strategy is firmly rooted in Fieldfisher's overall business strategy; we very much view I&D as being core to the business and we aim to integrate it into all our systems and processes.

Accessibility information for our London offices can be found on our website: https://www.fieldfisher.com/en/locations/united-kingdom/contact-us/offices/accessing-fieldfisher-london

Please note Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

What can you expect?

This role is to provide executive assistant level support to the Managing Partner on a 121 basis initially and then with a view to supporting at least another member of the Senior Management team. Your key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Acts as a first point of contact and gatekeeper for Managing Partner, fielding and screening communications to maximise efficiency whilst providing exceptional client service together with a flexible approach.
  • Extensive diary management using own initiative to make sound decisions including proactively coordinating and arranging meetings ensuring the Managing Partner will have all the necessary documentation and details required ahead of meetings.
  • Ensure the Managing Partner is fully briefed on, or prepared for, any engagements and meetings he is involved in.
  • Minute taking and distribution of minutes for key meetings and attending client meetings and events off site as and when needed.
  • Preparing draft letters and emails, creating agendas for meetings and proof reading and responding to correspondence.
  • Take responsibility for scheduling, organising, circulating the agenda and minute taking of fortnightly ExCom meetings.  This also involves attending the meeting in person, circulating minutes within agreed timeframe, ensuring that agreed actions are completed by attendees on time. In addition, ensuring that the Managing Partner is fully briefed and has all the necessary information ahead of the meeting.
  • Keep and maintain an accurate record of papers and electronic correspondence.
  • Represent the Managing Partner and the firm when required at external events and meetings.
  • Producing high level of PowerPoint presentations with excellent knowledge of Microsoft software - including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

A bit about you?

We are looking for someone with a strong background as a PA used to working at senior level within a professional services environment, experience within a law firm would be desirable.

A vibrant and positive attitude to work is absolutely essential as well as exceptional communication, client and organisational skills.

What can we offer you?

Our people are at the core of what we do. Fieldfisher's benefits package is designed to enable all colleagues to thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment. These benefits range from private health insurance, life assurance & income protection, flexi-gym discounts, season ticket loans, bike-to-work loans and much more. 

Fieldfisher HQ is based in the vibrant and thriving City of London. We are based 5 minutes away from Monument and Bank tube stations and have a 9th floor terrace overlooking the River Thames and Tower Bridge - so if stunning terrace views are your thing, then we will not disappoint. And yes, we're all aboard the 'hot-desking' bandwagon but who isn’t in 2022? There's nothing better than a modern, open plan workspace that encourages learning & development and a sense of camaraderie – friendly Concierge included. If that hasn't convinced you then discounted drinks in the integrated cafe, fresh fruit and Friday drinks definitely will. Oh and for those keen cyclists and gym goers, there's secure bike storage and shower facilities.

We have a diverse team of over 150 Partners, 220 Fee Earners and 350 Support staff, and every team has a presence in the office, with the main areas including corporate, IP, technology and outsourcing & regulatory law. Let's not forget about the summer and Christmas parties and our Ministry of Fun (quiz nights, book club, yoga on the terrace, group runs, sports teams, charity events etc).. But please don't take our word for it, check out our website and social media accounts to see for yourself! 

Culture & personal development

We’re a firm with real entrepreneurial drive and we don’t believe in squashing people’s individuality. We want you to use your unique talents and experiences to help the firm grow. You can only do that by being yourself. And working closely and collaboratively with people throughout the firm. That’s why we foster a culture that encourages you to be yourself.

We’ll give you bespoke support to develop your own career. Whether that’s through allowing you to “access all areas” across the firm, funding you through training for professional development qualifications, or making sure you have a structured career plan, we’ll make sure your talents are being nurtured.

How to apply

Enter your email address on the job advert and press the 'apply now' button to submit your CV and to start your application.

Please note that we recruit on a rolling basis, meaning that your application will most likely be reviewed before the application deadline. We will continue to accept applications until we have successfully filled the role.

 

The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.

Our clients range from household social media, technology and media companies, as well as global financial institutions, pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, major FMCG brands and public bodies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and knowledge, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across the world providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We have 25 offices in 11 countries and our team is based in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.


Nº employees 1001-5000
Founding year 1835
Products / Services Advocacy, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Civil Litigation
Mission Fieldfisher is a European law firm built around its people. We are a full-service firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy and natural resources and life sciences. As an entrepreneurial, pragmatic and socially conscious firm, we embrace our purpose as a trusted, client-focused corporate citizen. We believe The Future is Human*, so we take a collaborative approach with our clients, shaping our services to their needs and integrating cutting-edge legal technologies where appropriate. Our European network is supported by our offices in the US and China and international partner firms, enabling us to advise clients around the world with seamless efficiency and dedication across time zones and disciplines. We work with many of the biggest organisations globally and are proud to support numerous charity partners and causes. When it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG), we lead from the front in our industry and make ourselves accountable to our clients and our people for our actions.
overview Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences.

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